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:team Patent No. 95,524, dated october 5, 1869.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
To all whom 'it may concern;
Be it known that I, DANIEL SHOCKEY, of Waynesborough, in the county of Franklin, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new'and improved Farm- Gate; and I do herebyv declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation ofthe same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings,'lnaking a partof this speciiication, in which- Figure l is a front view, a portion having ,been broken away to show the construction of the latch.-
Figure 2 isan end view of theupper rail, with a portion of two ofthe pivoted slots.
Figure 3 is a rear view of the iight-hand post seen in lig. 1, a portion being shown in section in order to reveal the operation ofthe guide and slot.
The object of this invention is to provide for publie use a neat, light, simple, and strong gate for use upon farms, Sac., and which can be conveniently opmed or closed from either side.
To'this end, the gate, at its rear end, is pivoted to one ofthe gate-posts, so that its opposite end rises and falls to open and close it.` In connection there with, are a peculiarly-operating latch, andan eyelet of novel construction, through which runs the latch-string. The body of the gate is formed of several horizontal parallel bars, one above another, connected by parallel vertical slats jointed to each bar, in such amanner that when the gate is openedthe horizontal bars (now inclined) are folded together'. The lower bar is guided in its motion by a slot and headed pin.
In the drawings- A indicates the left-hand gate-post, or that against which the gate closes.
B, the right-hand post, or that upon which the gate swings.
C, a cross-beam, uniting the tops `ot' the two posts.
D, a short bar, transverse to beam C, and fastened thereto in any suitable manuel'.
E, eyelets made of porcelain, qneensware, .or other baked or dried earthen-ware or stone-ware material, and held in place at-the en'ds of bar l) by means ot' wires l Z, or in any other convenient manner.
F, the pivot-Wheel, washer, or bolt, which supports the upper bar or rail of the gate proper.
H, a counter-balance.
K, a brace to strengthen the upper rail at its pivot.
G, the upper rail above referred to.
I the middle rail.
J, thelower rail.
L L L,the vertical slats, articulated to .each rail, (on'each side of the gate, if need be,) at e e.
M, a latch, pivoted to the end of bar G, at g., pro' vided with a hook, m, a vertical shank, n, and a horizontal shank, mand operated upon by al spring, o,
which presses the hook outward and upward.
fr, a notch cut in the wall of post A to receive hook m.
N N, ropes, having rings, n?, fastened to their loose end, and extending from the rear end of latch up through ltical slot, t; and
.theeyelets and'down so as to bring the rings to a conpose of opening the gate.
'11?, a gnide-plateaiiixed to post B, and having a ver.
au, a pin projecting from the lower rail J into the slot t, and provided with a shoulder on each side of the plate T, topreveut its escaping iom the guideslot.
In raising the iront end ofthe gate by means of the ropes, cords, or chains, N N, the- 'parts I J fold up against the part G, the pin w sliding up to the upper end ofthe guide-slot.
It will be observed that the cord unlatches the gate, and at the same time raises it. As the gate approaches a vertical position, the counterbalance overcomes its weight, and holds it in that position till Aa .pull upon the rope brings it down again, when it latches autoniatically. Y
.-1 am aware that a gate, having a piu attached to/its heel, which slides in a slot in the post, is described in the patent granted to W. D. Han-ah, April 20,1864. The construction of my device is, however, essentially different from his, and greatly preferable theretovin.
point of simplicity, cheapness, durability, and'conven ience, when it becomes necessary to substitute' a new` post for the old one.. In his device the post is made double, the rail sliding between the two parts, Aand having pi-ns ortrnnnions which project out on both sides. In'my device the post is single, the rail slides on the side of it, and only one pin is employed, and that not extending through the post, but only through a small iron plate attached to the side ofthe post. I claim the construction and arrangement of my iron plate, and its use in connection with the single -post and side rail, as hereinafter more specifically set forth in contradistinction from his, and as a self-evident Vimprovement thereon.
Having thus described my invention, c
What' I claim as new, and desire to secure byLet ters Patent, is-
l. The construction and arrangement of theslotted iron plate T on the side of the rear post, the single post B, and the lower rail .l lying against the side of post B,- and provided with a lateral-headed pin u', which projects through the slot t in theplate, but not through the post, when said parts are adapted to operate in connection with each other, as and for the purposes specified.
2.' The-latch M, having the hook m., vertical shank n, and nearly horizontalv shank n", and pivoted to the gate at g, when arranged and employed in connection with the cords N N, spring o, and notch r, substantially in the manner and for the purposes described.
To the above specification of my improvement, I have set my hand, this 3d day of J une, 1869.
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